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The Boss

Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Rzgar Huseein Ahmed / Short Narrative / Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / 2015 / 20 min / Colour / Original Language: Kurdish / Interests: Drama, Children


Five boys from a small village lose their football field and swimming pool to the Tigers, a gang of boys from another village who occupy the territory by force. The five decide to choose a boss to run their group, face the Tigers and fight for their rights. After selecting Hasso to be their boss, the group becomes stronger and tighter. They fight the Tigers and get back their field and swimming pool. Hasso, however, is spoiled by the authority he holds, and becomes the group’s dictator. Over time, he begins to mistreat his comrades, so that eventually the group collapses and returns to its former weak state.


Rzgar Husen Ahmed
Rzgar Husen Ahmed
Yussif Hussein Ebduula

About the Director

An Iraqi national, Rzgar Huseein Ahmed was born in Iran in 1979. He studied cinema for one year at the Law Filmmakers Society in Mahabad. He also attended courses in the television industry in the Netherlands. Ahmed also attended a course in making documentary films at the French Institute in Suleimani.

Production Company Profile

Visual K Productions was created in 2006 by a group of filmmakers in northern Iraqi Kurdistan who wanted to combine their experience and lay the foundations of a cinema industry that could embrace innovations in filmmaking. Based in the Kurdish capital of Erbil, the company is dedicated to the production and promotion of Iraqi cinema, and its expansion into the international market. The Visual K crew has worked on eight 35mm and 12 HD feature-film productions, and nearly 30 music videos and commercials that were shot in the region with local and international cast and crew.

Awards and Festival History


Best Muhr Gulf Short, Dubai International Film Festival 2015 (WP)


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    Rzgar Huseein Ahmed

    Directorate of Cinema Arts

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